Star Wars 2

Rebel assault on Cymoon 1 continues! Luke Skywalker – cornered by Darth Vader!
Han, Leia, and the others – trapped!
I heard that this series was supposed to be canon, but so
far I’m seeing some things that make me kind of skeptical.  Having infiltrated an Imperial factory on
Cymoon 1, Han, Luke and Leia are now trying to make their escape, not having
counted on Darth Vader showing up with reinforcements.  Luke breaks off to go confront Vader for the
death of Obi-Wan while Han and Leia create an exit for the slaves they
discovered at the facility.  Meanwhile
C-3PO is having troubles of his own as scavengers are quickly dismantling the
Millennium Falcon which the Rebels hid in a junkyard.  It would seem that things are looking pretty
grim for our heroes.
This is only the second issue in and things are already
heating up.  You’ve got Stormtroopers
shooting up the place, AT-AT’s on the loose and a lightsaber duel for the
ages.  And that right there is what has
me scratching my head.  Set between A New
Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, this story comes shortly after the Rebels
blew up the Death Star.  Now, if I recall
correctly, Luke first confronted Darth Vader in Cloud City, so if that’s the
case, how is Luke fighting him now?  His
first confrontation was supposed to be a part of his Jedi training, but this
battle kind of felt a little forced (no pun intended) just to get the series
going.  Hopefully there’s an explanation
for this in the upcoming issues.  Another
thing that bothered me a bit was some of the dialogue.  It seemed to me like Jason Aaron just
re-hashed some of the words/dialogue from the movies and threw it in to make
everything cohesive.  It’s one thing to
do something like that if a character, or story is making fun of itself, but it
felt like it was thrown in there.  All of
those negatives aside, the series is shaping up good.  Lots of action and the classic cast of
characters are all accounted for.  It’s
the continuation of a great new series for Star Wars fans young and old.

The Force is definitely strong with this series as Jason Aaron manages to capture the heart of what made the movies so great, despite a few quirks. This series only looks to get even better as more issues come down the pipeline and with the Darth Vader and Princess Leia series coming out to supplement this one, this series is going to be great. So, if you haven’t already, pick up this issue as well as the first one and transport yourself back to a galaxy far, far away. For more info on where to find this issue, visit the Marvel website, or the Marvel Facebook page.

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